How to create a metallic looking texture ?

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How to create a metallic looking texture ?

Post by shadow » Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:30 pm

Hi, I have a small problem, I want to create a metallic looking texture but all my attempts just look funny.

Could someone help and inform me how this is done ? Or where to find a tutorial ?

I know that you have to start with some grey / light grey colors and add some lights but well the things I come up with just do not look right. At best they have a sort of comic book look.

Question is how do you create a texture that looks like polished steel or aluminum ? Or something like that.

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Post by icewolf132 » Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:58 pm

I did write a small tutorial for Paint Shop Pro on making a basic metallic effect [HERE] that might be a bit useful to you. Id think that the same method could be redone in Photoshop since they both do have the same basic tools.
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Post by shadow » Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:30 am

Very helpful, thanks. :D Now I can give my ships a realistic looking texture.

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Post by icewolf132 » Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:34 pm

No problem, im happy it was of help :D
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Post by mark » Mon Jan 29, 2007 4:39 pm

would it be possible t oget that tut mailed to me? i don`t really want to join a site just for a tut. thanks
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